Joel 2:6- Fear grips all the people; every face grows pale with terror. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Hush, silence your phone, stop the car, and listen. Go to a quiet place to which you can hear your heart beating. Now relax… For living in the moment of tranquility creates rational beings. Now assess… What is the situation God has brought upon me? In the same breath, remember the situations God has brought you through. This in turn will aid in forgoing the pessimism that seeks to invade your mind. Now observe… What happened to your heart beat? Did it slow down? If it did, then you are now operating out of faith. In that fear is nothing more than an inundated raft trying to float amongst the rapids, which leads to the rapids overtaking us. Our lungs are now filled with the very liquid that kept us alive. But God… Saw our lifeless bodies and said, “Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again” (Ezekiel 37:5). Thus, fear cannot harm us when we have the Lifegiver, or God on our side. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.